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New to PC building and Need help please, Thank You


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WiggyWoz

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Hi guys,

I am starting to build my first ever PC build!!:)
I'm very excited and want to know if this pc will bottleneck or if it needs any changes.

Case : COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000

CPU-HEATSINK: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve

MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SSD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe (70SB135000000) 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
Headphones (Don't want to disturb roommates): Turtle Beach Ear Force Z6A Quick Disconnect Connector Connector Circumaural PC Gaming Multi-Speaker 5.1 Channels Headset

Monitor: ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers
Keayboard: Saitek Eclipse II Illuminated Keyboard
Mouse: I have a optical gaming mouse w/ weights.

Wireless Connection: TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless Adapter High Gain IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates Support 64/128 bit WEP, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, Wireless MAC Filtering
LAN: Intel PWLA8391GT Desktop Adapter PRO/1000 GT 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI 1 x RJ45 - OEM

OS:( I have VIST 64, don't know if it's sufficient) Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

???? Is it too much ??? All I have is a desk and this laptop.

Thank for any advise you can give me.
My price range all together is under $2000. I may consider saving more if it means more "bang for my buck". I will attempt to overclock, but never done it so that's another discussion.
**This is mainly for gaming as you can see**
I picked all these parts selected from Newegg.com

Edited by WiggyWoz, 16 March 2012 - 03:44 PM.

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NKGuy

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Everything looks "A" ok. Have you checked out Mushkin SSDs? They have a 60GB that is much better than Crucials M4 and cheaper. check it out if your interested.

Edited by NKGuy, 17 March 2012 - 03:46 PM.

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phillpower2

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Couple of things for you to consider, both will save you money and one will help future proof your build for longer;

CPU-HEATSINK: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve
Cautionary note;
If you use anything other than the heatsink and fan supplied with your processor you will void your warranty, Intel are clear on this;

• damage to the Product due to external causes, including accident, problems with electrical
power, abnormal electrical, mechanical or environmental conditions, usage not in accordance
with product instructions, misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper
testing

Full article @ http://www.intel.com...b/cs-009862.htm
This does not apply to OEM CPUs which are supplied without a HS and fan, Intel however do not provide the warranty for the CPU the supplier does and they are commonly a 1yr warranty as opposed to the Intel 3yrs.

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe (70SB135000000) 5.1 Channels
Most MBs today have that good an audio chip that fitting an add on audio card produces very little or no noticeable benefit, as your MB has 8 channel audio I would use that and only fit an add on audio card later if I wasn`t happy, the money that you will save will allow you to purchase a larger capacity SSD which will ensure that you have plenty of room for future Windows updates/hotfixes etc and allow you to play your favourite game/s from it.
An example SSD http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820226236

Overall you have put yourself together a really nice build, enjoy it :thumbsup:
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Passionateman

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The build looks great actually. but you might as well consider an aftermarket cooler just to get a better temperature.
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